Dry Brushing Works

no_headacheAccording to the American Dental Association, adults are flossing and brushing more. Other research reports that brushing first without toothpaste or water can reduce plaque deposits by 67% and gum bleeding by 50%! And it adds only 90 seconds to your routine. Here’s how.

  • Starting with the inside surfaces of your teeth, place your dry brush at a 45° angle so it’s half on the gum and half on the tooth.
  • Gently vibrate the toothbrush bristles in a circular motion, working some of the bristles under the gum.
  • Brush the inside surfaces of your teeth, the outside, and the biting surfaces.
  • Repeat the process – this time, using toothpaste and water.

Always floss daily and clean your tongue. If you can’t brush, rinsing with water after eating can reduce bacteria by 30%. Visit Castro Valley dentist for an oral exam and learn more about dry brushing.

 Joseph A. Whitehouse M.S. D.D.S.
(510) 881-1924 | www.createasmile.com
3603 Jamison Way Castro Valley, CA 94546


One comment on “Dry Brushing Works

  1. These are some great tips! I need to get back into dry brushing now that the colder weather is coming.. my skin has been getting a lot dryer and I found dry brushing really helped with that! Great site, keep the great work! I just posted my Watermelon Detox Drink on my YouTube Channel if your interested in checking it out! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZNwExCZwiwQ&feature=share&list=UUZB32syI0FFtThd6xkPTRrg

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